Steve Wozniak di konferensi Apps World North America

Steve Wozniak di konferensi Apps World North America via Reddit.

Apakah benar Steve Wozniak aka Woz ingin agar Apple membuat perangkat Android?

Ini kutipan artikel yang diterbitkan WIRED berdasarkan hasil wawancaranya dengan Steve Wozniak:

At the Apps World North America conference in San Francisco, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gave WIRED a wide-ranging interview, touching on everything from his preferred iPhone 5s color (he has all three) to the fictional operating system in the movie Her. But his most interesting comment by far was a heretical recommendation for his former company: Apple, he thinks, should release an Android handset.


Dan… ini tanggapan salah satu hadirin pada konferensi tersebut (yang sempat juga mengambil gambar):

I was there at the interview too — I think one of the worst things about this article is that it was a moderator from Wired that interviewed him, and then Wired took what he said and twisted it around. Didn’t they also mention that the full interview would be available online at some point or another? I think people are jumping on it so much since he stated that “There’s no reason why Apple couldn’t make an Android phone” — I also recall him stating that if Apple did make an Android device, it’d probably be pretty successful — but he never explicitly stated that Apple should make an Android device.

Jadi, mana yang benar?

Ini bukan pertama kalinya Woz mengeluarkan statement kontroversial. Tapi ada juga saat di mana Woz harus memberikan klarifikasi bahwa ternyata statementnya tersebut salah interpretasi atau misquoted sehingga statement yang sebenarnya biasa-biasa saja menjadi kontroversial. Bahkan misquoted bukan cuma sekali terjadi.

Saya yakin ini termasuk salah satu statement yang misquoted atau di-twist. Dan kalaupun benar misquoted/di-twist, ini sudah keterlaluan. Beritanya sudah tersebar, dan efeknya, Woz jadi dikritik di mana-mana. Bahkan Woz dikatai mabuk atau ngawur di beberapa blog (luar dan lokal! *sigh*).

Oh dear… Kalau ada seseorang yang bisa mengritik atau memberi masukan aneh seperti itu kepada Apple , Woz adalah orangnya.